Restaurant & Bar Awards 2024

24 | LUXlife Magazine oday famed for a number of specialty dishes including its multiaward-winning fajitas, Mexican-style hamburgers, fresh and homemade salsa, and of course, its refreshing margaritas that are crafted from the brand’s own sweet and sour mix, La Fogata has come a long way since it began as a hole-in-the-wall-style eatery in a 2,500 sq. ft. establishment almost 35 years ago. With each passing year, the restaurant became a local staple and the go-to destination for those seeking excellent Mexican food that was as tasty and filling as it was good value for money. Faced with continuous success, the business’ primary location expanded to its current 5,000 sq. ft., before a second location was opened due to demand. Right from the start, the business’ primary value has been to use nothing less than the freshest ingredients it can source in every dish, and as Danette explains, “almost everything is homemade, from the salsa to the flan and sopapillas.” The results of this approach speak volumes, as the love and care put into every recipe are reflected in the unmatched freshness and taste that keeps hungry patrons coming back time and again, whether it be to celebrate a big occasion or simply to enjoy a meal out. All who visit La Fogata are welcome, and in a similar vein to the unwavering commitment regarding freshness, this team’s second core value ensures every customer feels part of the family. For more than 30 years, this dual promise to provide great service and even better food has remain unchanged, and as Danette tells us, “those values will remain as long as our doors are open.” It is the staff at La Fogata who guarantee that this is achieved, and many of them have done for so years, remaining at the restaurant for in excess of two decades and relishing in the sustained growth and triumphs that it has faced. With many years of service to boot, this staffing team know how to provide superb food, drink, and service like they know the backs of their hands, and it truly shows. United under the common goal of a love for food and an appreciation for Mexico’s heritage, this extended family radiate distinction at every turn. The storied history of the brand has been a common theme, but this does not mean that La Fogata is in any way outdated or stuck in the past, and Danette and the team make a conscious effort to implement modern convenience into the service, to excellent feedback from customers. For example, those looking to order in a hurry or dine at home can do so using the website listed below, saving them both money and time. Also on offer is a fantastic rewards programme that offers diners points and free items, and by signing up for this incentive, they are a kept in the Best Authentic Mexican Cuisine 2024 - Denver Authentic, family-owned Mexican restaurant La Fogata opened its doors on the very first day of the 1990s in the south-east of Denver, with the owner saving the tips that she would earn working as a server to fund the establishment that represented her dream becoming a reality. More than three decades later, the business is still going incredibly strong, and with an additional location having opened a few miles from the original, patrons across Denver can enjoy the fresh ingredients and truest recipes comprising the dishes made by the best Mexican joint in town. Danette Calhoun is on hand for more. loop regarding any updates to the menu or the restaurants, ensuring that they never miss a beat. Another way that La Fogata is staying ahead of the curve is by providing a catering service that is perfect for any occasion, with everything from the largest birthday celebrations through to the most intimate corporate dinner being hosted, complete with the guarantee of an unforgettable night that will keep those in attendance talking about it for weeks afterwards. For those more casual events, patrons may seek to visit La Fogata on a Monday, where margaritas are just $4 and serve as the perfect way to wash down a plate of some of the most popular dishes, such as the grilled quesadillas, chicken breast fajitas, and carne adobada. Even as many new developments have lined the streets of Denver, La Fogata’s Mexican restaurants still outshine the competition decades after its doors first opened, and with a drive to continue providing the same fantastic service to new and old customers alike, the future for this award-winning family business sure is bright. And incredibly tasty. Contact: Danette Calhoun Company: La Fogata Web Address: T